NSA Turns Cookies (And More) Into Surveillance Beacons

Kamdar, Adi; Reitman, Rainey; Schoen, Seth
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/nsa-turns-cookies-and-more-surveillance-beacons

Publisher:  Electronic Frontier Foundation
Date Written:  11/12/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15513

These Google cookies - known as 'PREF' cookies - last two years and can uniquely identify you. The NSA is using this to enable remote exploitation (hacking into people’s computers) - an act aided by the ability to uniquely identify individuals on the Internet.